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experience // Experienc(e)+ing+it (verb)
A selection of really cool experiences

snowboard school maz doing a tailpress, or about to fall
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Snowboard school

I’ve always wanted to try snowboarding, but it can be quite a daunting prospect. You need the right gear, you need to know what you’re doing and above all you need to know where to go. The Alps are the obvious choice but they come at a price and presumably with loads of crowds.  With my nature of trying to stay away from the obvious it is the ‘Principality of the Valleys of Andorra’ which captures my attention.

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harbin ice festival walking around the harbin ice festival
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Shivering at the Harbin Ice Festival

Have you ever looked at an ice sculpture, acknowledge the craftsmanship that goes into it, yet failed to truly admire and be dazzled by it? The Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival is sure to change your perception. Dan Nusl visits this icy wonderland and quickly discovers a new perspective.

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indoor ice climbing watching other people ice climb
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Ice climbing in London

“I’m going ice climbing” I tell my friends, to which I receive a rather perplexed look as they ask “Where?” “Covent Garden” I reply. This only raises more questions…. Covent Garden has been home to a vibrant scene of bars and restaurants for a long time so one can be forgiven for not instantly associating the area with ice climbing.

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night time paddle canary wharf
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Night time paddle on the Thames

It’s hard to imagine that an icy, dark, wet November evening could potentially provide such a unique and fun experience. Throw a canoe and the Thames River into the equation and you’ll soon forget all about this miserable winter, get active and start enjoying the sights of London in a way experienced by only a few.

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blue lagoon bridge over the lagoon
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Bathing in the blue lagoon

Well on Iceland’s tourist trail is the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa which is perhaps one of country’s most popular attractions, and rightly so. The steamy blue waters project a bizarre sense of tranquillity as they rest, encapsulated by the surrounding lava formations make this an experience not to pass on.

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